The ACLU-WV joined countless other voices from across the state at a public hearing to stand against HB 4012 – a bill that would eliminate Medicaid funding for women’s reproductive services. This bill is a thinly veiled attack on working and poor women in the Mountain State severely limiting their ability to access necessary medical care. Make no mistake, this is an attempt by anti-choice zealots to strip away West Virginia women’s constitutional right to access abortion services and retain self-determination over their own health. With nearly two-thirds of West Virginia voters in favor of providing Medicaid funding for such services, it’s unclear why politicians continue to play politics with women’s health.
Below are the statements in full from ACLU-WV staff who testified at the hearing.